A grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is awarding states over $4 billion in funding over five years.
Like many U.S. workplaces, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention went remote during the pandemic. Most of the agency’s staff members haven’t returned to the office full time, raising concerns about the CDC’s ability to reform itself after recent stumbles.
For years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking outbreaks of HIV infections using genetic sequencing. Some are calling for this practice to stop. Sam Whitehead of Kaiser Health News’ Southern Bureau has been reporting on this. He spoke with GPB’s Peter Biello.
Adults who haven't gotten any COVID-19 shots should consider the new option, the agency said Tuesday. The spike protein vaccine is more typical than the mRNA types being broadly used against COVID.
In recent years, the medical profession has developed techniques to help save more gunshot victims, such as evacuating patients rapidly. But some trauma surgeons say that even those improvements can save only a fraction of patients when military-style rifles inflict the injury.
Georgia health officials say the first case of monkeypox has been confirmed in the state. The patient lives in the metro Atlanta area.
The CDC recently cut the number of days it recommends COVID-positive people remain in isolation from 10 days to five, but it didn't require a negative test to leave isolation.
The Centers for Disease Control changed its guidelines for isolation and quarantine during this pandemic. Not everyone is sure how to define those terms. Also, not everyone is 100% behind the changes.
The updated guidance promotes vaccination for those old enough and says vaccinated children may not need masks. What about kids too young for vaccines? And as summer begins, what about vacation risks?
A World Health Organization representative just advised wearing masks after vaccination. The CDC has a different perspective. We asked public health specialists to weigh in.
The United States wasn't ready for the pandemic "and we have a lot of work to do to get better prepared for the next one," says Dr. Anne Schuchat, who is retiring after 33 years at the agency.
An internal CDC report obtained by NPR shows the CDC's original coronavirus test kits didn't just have a fundamental design flaw, but instructions sent to labs to run the test were problematic, too.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says day and overnight camps can operate in person this summer if they take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and prepare for potential infections.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found no obvious safety concerns in a study of 35,000 pregnant people who received the vaccines, though they say more research is needed.
The variant known as B.1.1.7, which is more easily spread, was first identified in England last fall. Since then, it has spread quickly in the U.S.